Mark 6:1-13 So, as you know, I spent last week at the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering. Our trip began in the early hours of the morning on June 26th, next door at the youth house, where we got on a bus, traveled to BWI, boarded a plan and flew into Houston Texas, where later … More The Gift that Changes Everything
Mark 4: 26-34 Our Gospel for this weekend comes to us in the forms of two parables in order to describe what the kingdom of God is like. The Parable of the Growing Seed, and The Parable of the Mustard Seed. In our first parable, The Parable of the Growing Seed, Jesus tells of a … More Seeds of the kingdom
Mark 2:23-3:6 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for human beings, not human beings for the Sabbath.” Throughout our Gospel for this weekend, the Pharisees accuse Jesus and the disciples of unlawful activity, of failing to … More Set free by the law
Acts 2: 1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Today we celebrate the day of Pentecost. In the language of the church, it is the third great festival day of the church year. The culmination of the Easter Season, when after Jesus death, resurrection, and accession, the Holy Spirit descended from heaven over believers from every nation. The … More Pentecost 2018: The Comfort of the Spirit
John 20: 1-18 Christ is Risen! (Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!) He is risen indeed, alleluia… And so we gather together today to celebrate The Resurrection of our Lord… Easter Sunday. The day that Jesus rose from the grave following his crucifixion, leaving behind an empty tomb. In the life of the Church, it is … More Easter 2018: So What?
John 12:20-33 Last Sunday evening, I spent about two hours over at the Foltz’ house with Pastor Foltz and Faith, and a number of our young adults, around conversation and of course, around small feast as well. The question that guided our conversation centered around our Lutheran doctrine of Justification… the manner in which we … More To see Jesus
John 2:12-22 Exodus 20:1-17 While the account given to us in today’s Gospel comes from beginning of John, it is the account in our synoptic Gospels that leads to Jesus’ arrest, and then, to his death on the cross. For John, it is the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead that secures his … More What does it mean to have a god?